Mackenzie Howshar (she/her)

Accepting Clients

Hi there! I conduct individual, couples, family and animal-assisted therapy to support your growth and healing of yourself or relationships.

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Fort Collins, CO
Supervised by Brook Bretthauer, LMFT

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Child
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

True connection with your self and others can create joy and peace, but those connections can also foster distress and uncertainty. Are you feeling stuck, depressed, anxious, or out of control? Whether you find yourself facing a dilemma or wanting more out of life, navigating these moments becomes easier when we understand and deepen our relationships with our selves and with others. Using animal-assisted and person-centered work, I can help you move into a more healed, joyful place.

My Background and Approach

Working through past trauma, depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, relational distress, boundary-setting, or an overbearing inner critic is much easier with a friendly and loving dog around. Animals love unconditionally and accept you for who you are. In both person-centered and animal-assisted therapy, I facilitate safety, relationship-building, teamwork, confidence, self-awareness, mindfulness, and playfulness. Our work will be informed by the Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy (PACT - Level 1), the Gottman Method (Level 2), family systems theory, parts work, and trauma-informed approaches. Together, we can deepen your understanding, exploration, and acceptance of your self, your partner, and your relationships. I am honored to support you, and I look forward to knowing you along this journey.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe that there is nothing sweeter than feeling heard, seen, and understood in our relationships - be they with a partner, family, or with ourselves. Doesn't it just feel wonderful to be truly known by yourself and by others? I believe there is no limit to the growth we are capable of, and I am dedicated to supporting your journey so that you can know and share your authentic self. I endorse a collaborative approach: wherever your mind is, I will meet you there and support your exploration of self and other. I am committed to walking alongside you as you learn about yourself, your partner, family, or circumstances, and begin to unfold a new realm of possibilities for connection, peace, and joy.

I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 4 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $130 - 195/session


9708188832 Email Mackenzie
375 E Horsetooth Rd
Bldg 2-111
Fort Collins, CO 80525

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